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ERIC Number: ED206943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Rating Openness: A Training Manual.
Strachan, Angus; And Others
This training manual explains the process of rating client openness from a short sample of dyadic help-intended interactions. The overview of client openness includes a discussion of the 10-week undergraduate program which teaches students to assess client openness based on behavioral ratings from the Group Assessment of Interpersonal Traits (GAIT). The GAIT procedure, in which each person spends five minutes in a client role and five minutes in a helping role, is described in depth. The manual considers the theoretical basis of the GAIT scale in relation to the intimacy of the discussion topic, the importance of the self-disclosure, and the individual's level of experiencing. The prediction of therapeutic talent from the helper-as-client's level of openness is discussed. Finally, the training technique and the rating procedure are described in detail, including many ratings examples to define scale points. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A